Experts from Town of Farragut Stormwater program, Water Quality Forum, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Wildlife Habitats of South Woodlawn were on hand to answer questions about the Certified Wildlife Habitat program, water quality and wildlife.
Town staff registered for the certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation in February.
“The staff was introduced to the program by Debbie Sharpe (Neighborhood coordinator with the City of Knoxville),” Farragut Stormwater coordinator Lori Saal said. “Completing the wildlife certification can make Farragut a model community at the national level, transforming our community into a place where both people and wildlife can flourish.
“The Town of Farragut is asking homeowners, businesses and local organizations like faith communities, schools and HOAs, to commit to easy actions to support wildlife like birds, butterflies, bees and bats,” she added. “The actions are simple, like putting up a bird feeder, installing a bat house, and planting native vegetation. Creating habitat for wildlife with native wildflowers, trees and shrubs; adding water features, such as ponds and streams; and welcoming wildlife like butterflies and birds can improve water and air quality.”
For more information about the Wonderful Wildlife program, visit townoffarragut.org/wildlife.